For those of you who haven't read the past few blog posts, this past Monday I organized and photographed three different shoots for my portfolio to try out some new techniques and fancy lens' (or how I like to write "lenzzzzz'zzz") For the second shoot, I was drawing inspiration from a photographer in NYC who is a friend and fantastic artist. His photography includes some very unique lighting and he grundges-up photos while still making them cool and classy. Here are a few of my favorites.
Matthew normally shoots near sunset when the lights are really dark. I didn't have that luxury because the time slot I had available was at noon.... Less than ideal. What I did instead was set up our shots in garage. At first I had the door open to bring in some full light. But after a while I realized I really wanted more of a dramatic lighting therefor I shut the garage door and voila, just what I wanted. The other main difference with this shoot was that the background of my garage is white... and NOT the grungy dark texture I wanted to find. So, I improvised.